Really easy lemonade

Really easy lemonade

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins No cook


A simple classic that everyone can enjoy. Perfect on a hot summer's day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal140
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars37g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 3 unwaxed lemons, roughly chopped
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1l cold water


  1. Tip the lemons, sugar and half the water into a food processor and blend until the lemon is finely chopped.

  2. Pour the mixture into a sieve over a bowl, then press through as much juice as you can. Top up with the remaining water and serve with plain ice or frozen with slices of lemon and lime.

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9th Apr, 2012
I made a third of this because my mum was saying ' don't waste the limes' so I made it with the following: 400ml water The juice of 1 lime 100g caster sugar And best of all, (drum roll please) MY GRANDMA DRANK IT TOO!
11th Mar, 2012
Very nice and ready in next to no time!
23rd Feb, 2012
This has probably saved me from dehydration.....pregnant and gone off tea and every type of juice I buy I go off after a glass this is lovely and very refreshing, I've made lemonade before but using the syrup method which was a bit too sweet for me but this is perfect! :-)
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20th Nov, 2011
My children have made this several times and is always a success
25th Sep, 2011
Really good and so simple!
14th Jun, 2011
I only had one lemon but today's really hot and hubby is outside concreting, I used 1 lemon, 30g of sugar (he hasn't got a sweet tooth) a spot of lime juice, a good couple of handfuls of ice and 300ml water. It needs a finer sieve but was delicious and just hit the spot.
27th Jul, 2010
This is the exact same recipe that came with my first Kenwood chef nearly 40 years ago and I still have the recipe booklet. There were no processors then, so everything was whizzed in the liquidizer, much easier. Excellent recipe and one I still use today.
27th Jul, 2010
This is the exact same recipe that came with my first Kenwood chef 40 years ago and I still have the booklet that contains it. There were no food processors then, so everything was put in the liquidizer and whizzed round, much easier. Still a delicious recipe, which I use all the time.
18th Jul, 2010
Wonderful little recipe. So quick to make which is just as well as it soon disappears. Firm summer favorite.
21st May, 2010
Just browsing summer drink recipes, found this, and 10 minutes later I'm enjoying a glass of it - absolutely delicious! I even like the lovely sugary lemony pith left over - I think a little would be nice sprinkled over ice cream as a quick treat!


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